CHAIRS | Elaine Lawrence-Green & Kendra Thomas
Jabberwock is a traditional program of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. The first Jabberwock event was created by Soror Marion Hope Conover of the Iota Chapter in Boston, Massachusetts and presented, in 1925, to raise money for the chapter’s Scholarship Fund. Soror Conover conceived the idea of a variety show with skits, dances, and songs in competition for prizes of varying amounts. She called this new kind of show a “Jabberwock” because it was inspired by the Jabberwock in Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland.” Jabberwock has since evolved into a more diverse program that continues to raise funds for scholarships and other Delta Sigma Theta service projects.
The Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter’s Miss Jabberwock Scholarship Program offers young ladies in grades 10 through 12 an opportunity to receive personal development support, mentoring, and a chance to earn valuable scholarship funds for post-secondary education. Our Jabberwock Committee works diligently to provide a curriculum that includes innovative educational, cultural, community service, and self-enrichment activities and programs.